Museums and Monuments in Jakarta

Information about and contact details for the museums and monuments of Jakarta…

Jakarta has an abundance of museums and monuments, both state and privately-owned, which are of historical, cultural, artistic and scientific significance.

This page contains information about museums and monuments from the following areas of Jakarta:

Central Jakarta

Art One Mondecor Museum: Art museum and modern art gallery. Nominated for Best Visitor Facilities Museum in the 2012 Museum Awards by the Jakarta government.

  • At: Jalan Rajawali Selatan Raya no. 3, Jakarta 10270
    Tel: (021) 6470 0168
    Open: Weekdays 10:00-18:00, weekends 10:00-16:00
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Gedung Joang ’45 Museum: Managed by the Jakarta Department of Tourism and Culture, this museum houses memorabilia around the struggle for independence in Indonesia, including President Sukarno’s state limousine.

  • At: Jalan Menteng Raya no. 31, Menteng, Jakarta 10340
    Tel: (021) 390 9148
    Open: Tuesday to Sunday 09:00-15:00, closed on Mondays and public holidays
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Indonesia National Gallery: Indonesian state-owned art collection, consisting of approximately 1,750 works of art. Including works by masters such as Raden Saleh, Affandi, Bagong Kusudiardjo and G. Sidharta.

  • At: Jalan Medan Merdeka Timur no. 14, Jakarta 10110
    Tel: (021) 3483 3954 / (021) 381 3021
    Open: Tuesday to Sunday 09:00-15:00, closed on Mondays and public holidays
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Jakarta Cathedral Museum (Museum Katedral): Religious artefacts including the episcopal staff bequeathed by Pope Paul VI to the Archdiocese of Jakarta, and the chalice used by Pope John Paul II on his visit to Indonesia in 1989. Note: such artefacts are kept in a vault in the museum, and probably require special permission for viewing. Nominated for Best Heritage Building Museum in the 2012 Museum Awards by the Jakarta government.

  • At: Jalan Katedral no. 7B, Pasar Baru, Sawah Besar, Jakarta 10710
    Tel: (021) 345 7746 / (021) 351 9186
    Open: Tuesday to Sunday 09:00-16:00, closed on Mondays and public holidays
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MH Thamrin Museum: A collection of photographs, paintings, artefacts and other memorabilia in a historic building once owned and used by Muhammad Husni Thamrin, one of Jakarta’s resistance heroes.

  • At:  Jalan Kenari 2 no. 15, Jakarta 10430
    Tel
    : (021) 390 9148 / (021) 390 3387
    Open
    : Tuesday to Sunday 09:00-15:00, closed on Mondays and public holidays

National History Museum at Monas (Museum Sejarah Nasional): Built by President Sukarno, who was the first president of Indonesia, this national monument houses the original typed text of the Indonesian Proclamation of Independence.

  • At:  The National Monument, Jalan Silang Monas, Jakarta 10110
    Open
    : Tuesday to Sunday 09:00-15:00, closed on Mondays and public holidays

National Museum (Museum Gajah): Known locally as “the Elephant Museum” because of the bronze elephant statue displayed in front of the building which was sent as a gift from King Chulalongkorn of Siam in the 1870’s. The museum houses over 140,000 artefacts including fossils, prehistoric, Austronesian, Hindu-Buddhist, and colonial historical items. There are also various obelisks, statues and monuments on display surrounding the atrium of the building.

  • At: Jalan Medan Merdeka Barat no. 12, Jakarta 10110
    Tel
    : (021) 386 8172
    Open
    : Tuesday to Friday 08:00-16:00, weekends 08:00 – 17:00, closed on Mondays and public holidays. English tours every second and last Saturday of the month, in collaboration with the Indonesian Heritage Society
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Proclamation Drafting Museum (Museum Perumusan Naskah Proklamasi): Museum occupying the building where the proclamation of Indonesian independence was written by President Sukarno and vice president Mohammad Hatta in 1945.

  • At: Jalan Imam Bonjol no.1, Jakarta 10310
    Tel
    : (021) 314 4743
    Open
    : Tuesday to Sunday 09:00-15:00, closed on Mondays and public holidays
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Museum Sumpah Pemuda: Museum on the site of the historic Youth Pledge (Sumpah Pemuda) of October 1928, where representatives of students and young people from across the islands of Indonesia made their joint declaration committing themselves to one country, one people and one language: Indonesia. Items included memorabilia from various youth organisations of the time, as well as the violin used by the composer of the national anthem, W.R. Supratman who played the anthem at the congress.

  • At: Jalan Kramat Raya no.106, Jakarta 10420
    Tel
    : (021) 310 3217 / (021) 315 4546
    Open
    : Tuesday to Sunday 09:00-15:00, closed on Mondays and public holidays
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Museum Taman Prasasti: Formerly a Dutch colonial cemetery, the Park of Memorial Stones displays tombstones and cenotaphs of many notable people dating back to the colonial era. Established in 1797, the cemetery is the oldest of its kind in Jakarta and one of the oldest modern cemeteries in the world.

  • At: Jalan Tanah Abang no. 1, Jakarta 11060
    Tel
    : (021) 385 4060
    Open
    : Tuesday to Sunday 09:00-15:00, closed on Mondays and public holidays

North Jakarta

Maritime Museum (Museum Bahari): Situated in the old Sunda Kelapa harbour, and housed in several former warehouses of the Dutch East India Company (VOC), this maritime collection contains scale models and replica ships from the times of the Majapahit Empire, traditional fishing boats and steamers from the colonial period, as well as original Phinisi schooners from Sulawesi.

  • At: Jalan Pasar Ikan, Sunda Kelapa, Jakarta 14440
    Tel
    : (021) 669 3406
    Open: Tuesday to Sunday 09:00-15:00, closed on Mondays and public holidays

Onrust Island Museum: Located on Onrust Island, which served as a shipyard (both James Cook and Louis de Bougainville are known to have passed by and made repairs here during their voyages). The museum itself is housed in an old physician’s home and contains artefacts from Europe and China, anchors, ceramics and coins.

  • At: Pulau Onrust, Thousand Islands, Jakarta
    Open: Monday to Saturday 09:00-16:00, Sunday 09:00-17:00

South Jakarta and Bogor

Basuki Abdullah Museum: Containing memorabilia and art work of the legendary Indonesian master Basuki Abdullah. He was one of the favourite painters of the late President Sukarno.

  • At: Jalan Keuangan Raya no. 19, Jakarta 12430
    Tel
    : (021) 769 8926
    Open
    : Monday to Thursday 08:00-15:00, Friday 08:00-11:00, weekends 08:00-11:30

Museum of Ethnobotany, Bogor: This museum explores the relationship between ethnic Indonesian culture and botany. It is home to around 2,000 exhibits found in the Indonesian archipelago, such as household items, and utensils used in traditional medicine, all made from botanical materials.

  • At: Jalan Ir. H Juanda no. 24, Bogor 16000
    Tel
    : (021) 314 2067

Harry Darsono Museum: A private museum of the artist, designer and craftsman highlighting his experiences with dealing with ADHD in childhood. Guided tours are given by Dr Harry Darsono.

  • At: Jalan Cilandak Tengah no. 71, Cilandak Barat, Jakarta 12430
    Tel
    : (021) 766 8553
    Open
    : by appointment only 10:00-12:30 for coffee mornings, and 14:00-16:30 for high tea
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Kite Museum (Museum Layangan): A private museum run by a kite enthusiast with a collection of kites from around Indonesia and other parts of the world. A tour may also include kite-making, ceramics and batik making activities.

  • At: Jalan H Kamang no 38, Pondok Labu, Cilandak, Jakarta 12450
    Tel
    : (021) 765 8075
    Open
    : Monday to Sunday 09:00-17:00

Marine Corps Museum: Exhibiting military memorabilia, in particular that of the highly respected Indonesian Marine Corps. For more information from the Indonesian Marine Corps: Click here (in Indonesian)

  • At: Ksatrian Marinir Cilandak, Jalan Raya Cilandak KKO, Jakarta 12560
    Tel
    : (021) 7883 6740
    Open
    : Monday to Friday 07:00-15:00

Police Museum: Exhibiting memorabilia depicting the history of the national police force, which was at one time an integrated part of the military. (Website in Indonesian)

  • At: Jalan Trunojoyo no. 3, Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta 12110
    Tel
    : (021) 721 0654
    Open
    : Tuesday to Sunday 09:00-16:00, closed on Mondays and public holidays

Satria Mandala Military Museum: Exhibiting military memorabilia from all sections of the Indonesian military, including light and heavy weaponry, planes, armoured cars and the litter used by ailing national hero General Sudirman during the long march against the Dutch in the so called “police action” of 1948.

  • At: Jalan Gatot Subroto no 14, Jakarta 12710
    Tel
    : (021) 522 7946
    Open
    : Tuesday to Sunday 09:00-14:30, closed on Mondays and public holidays

Zoology Museum Bogor: Situated within the Bogor Botanical gardens, the museum holds an extensive collection of preserved insects, invertebrates, fish, reptiles, birds and mammals from all over Indonesia.

  • At: Bogor Botanical Gardens, Jalan Ir. H Juanda 13, Bogor 16000
    Tel
    : (0251) 831 1362
    Open
    : Monday to Thursday 08:00-16:00, Friday (break during 11:30-13:00), weekends 08:00-17:00

West Jakarta

Art and Ceramic Museum: Housed in what was once the Dutch-era Justice Council (Raad van Justitie), there are artworks from Indonesian masters as well as historic pieces of terracotta and ceramics from different regions of Indonesia, Asia and Europe. The museum is one of several museums in the Old City (Kota Tua).

  • At: Jalan Pos Kota no. 2, Jakarta 11110
    Tel
    : (021) 692 6090 / (021) 690 7062
    Open
    : Tuesday to Sunday 09:00-15:00, closed on Mondays and public holidays
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Bank Indonesia Museum: A museum belonging to the Indonesian Central Bank, with exhibits featuring the history of banking in Indonesia, from the time of the central bank’s predecessor De Javasche Bank up to the present. Located in the Old City (Kota Tua).

  • At: Jalan Pintu Besar Utara no. 3, Jakarta 11110
    Tel
    : (021) 260 0158
    Open
    : Tuesday to Friday 07:30-15:30, weekends 08:00-16:00, closed on Mondays and public holidays
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Bank Mandiri Museum: In the building of what was the predecessor of Bank Mandiri (Nederlandsch Handel-Maatschappij / the Dutch Trading Company, later Bank Exim), is housed a collection of banking and trading items from the early 19th century onwards. Located in the Old City (Kota Tua).

  • At: Jalan Lapangan Stasiun no. 1, Jakarta 11110
    Tel
    : (021) 690 2000
    Open
    : Tuesday to Sunday 09:00-16:00, closed on Mondays and public holidays

Jakarta History Museum (Museum Sejarah Jakarta): Housed in the 17th century City Hall building of the Dutch East India era, the museum mainly contains collections from this period. Exhibits include weapons, furniture, maps, coins, books and ceramics. Notable in the courtyard is the Portuguese cannon from Macao named “si Jagur” with its unique hand-shaped vent. The building is among many of the landmarks in the Old City (Kota Tua). Note: due to renovation work, the museum is closed until 2014.

  • At: Jalan Taman Fatahillah no. 1, Jakarta 11110
    Tel
    : (021) 692 9101
    Open
    : Tuesday to Sunday 09:00-15:00, closed on Mondays and public holidays
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Textiles Museum: Museum displaying a variety of textiles, mostly from the last century, although some items go as far back as the 18th century. Traditional woven and batik fabrics on display, as well as contemporary items.

  • At: Jalan Aipda. KS Tubun  no. 2-4, Jakarta 11410
    Tel
    : (021) 560 6613
    Open
    : Tuesday to Sunday 09:00-15:00, closed on Mondays and public holidays
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Shadow Puppets Museum (Museum Wayang): Situated in what was originally a 17th century Dutch church. There are over 4,000 items in the collection, including various types of puppets (wayang) and masks (topeng), as well as accessories such as musical instruments like gongs and gamelan sets.

  • At: Jalan Pintu Besar Utara no. 27, Jakarta 11110
    Tel
    : (021) 692 9560 / (021) 692 7289
    Open
    : Tuesday to Sunday 09:00-15:00, closed on Mondays and public holidays. Performances Sundays 10:00-14:00
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East Jakarta

Revolutionary Heroes Monument (Monumen Pancasila Sakti): Located in the Lubang Buaya district, this monument marks the abduction of prominent Indonesian army generals in a coup d'état by the Indonesian Communist Party. Historic items such as the clothes worn by the generals, and vehicles that were involved during that period can be seen at the location.

  • At: Jalan Raya Pondok Gede, Lubang Buaya, Jakarta 13810
    Tel
    : (021) 840 0423 / (021) 841 1381
    Open: Daily 09:00-16:00 except public holidays

Taman Mini Indonesia Indah: Set in an area of around 250 acres, this recreational park complex houses several museums celebrating different aspect of Indonesian culture within its separate pavilions, including:

  • Asmat Museum – indigenous Asmat artefacts from Papua province, Indonesia
  • Combatants Museum (Museum Keprajuritan)
  • Indonesia Museum – culture, art and local textiles
  • Entomology & Lepidopterology Museum – insect and butterflies
  • Philately Museum (Museum Perangko)
  • Transportation Museum
  • Weapons Heirloom Museum (Museum Pusaka) – a collection of over 6000 antique weapons (traditional kujang, keris, swords, spears and other items)
  • At: Taman Mini Indonesia Indah
    Tel
    : (021) 8779 5616
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